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November 17 - 23, 2023

Friday, November 17

The Play That Goes Wrong ?

Ballston Spa High School,
220 Ballston Ave, Ballston Spa

7 p.m. | Performances also on November 18 at 7 p.m. and a matinee on November 18 at 1 p.m. Featuring over 50 high school students on the stage and behind the scenes; together, these students bring this show to its feet. Co-written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields, “The Play That Goes Wrong” is a riotous comedy about the theatre. The play introduces the ‘Cornley University Drama Society’ who are attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong…does! Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Tickets are sold at the door. 

The Lightning Thief ?

The Saratoga Children’s Theater, 615 Maple Ave., Suite 3, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.

As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can’t control, a destiny he doesn’t want, and a mythology textbook’s worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus’s master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he must find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. Also Showing November 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets: adults $15, students $10, Under 10 years old $5, visit theatre/64ee6821d470540e3608fbba

Famous Brown Bread & Bake Sale Pick Up

Simpson United Methodist Church, 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls | 4 – 6 p.m.

The semi-annual Brown Bread & Bake Sale just in time for Thanksgiving. The cost will be $8 per loaf.  Pick-up dates:  Also on Saturday, November 18 between 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bake sale on Saturday. Don’t miss out.  Call 518-885-4794 to place your order. Please leave your name, telephone number and the number loaves you would like to reserve. And if possible, let us know if you will be picking up your order on Friday or Saturday. A representative from Simpson will call back to confirm your order. 

Saturday, November 18

Ethnic Food and Bake Sale and Craft Show ?

St. George Church Paris Center, 55 Main & Second St., 

S. Glens Falls | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Stuffed grape leaves, cabbage rolls, spanakopita, meat and spinach pies, tabbouleh, hummus, kibbe, Syrian bread. 

Greek, Syrian, Romanian, and American baked goods & desserts – Baklava, cakes, pies, breads, and much more.

Annual Craft & Vendor Fair ?

Middle Grove United Methodist Church, 429 Middle Grove Rd., Middle Grove

9 a.m.  – 3 p.m. | Coffee, donuts, and lunch will be available for a nominal charge. 

Cake Decorating Extravaganza 3

Charlton Freehold
Presbyterian Church,
768 Charlton Rd, Ballston Lake 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

By Mindful Community, learn tips to decorate, cake decorating contest, games, refreshments, and awards! Space limited, $10/team paid day of event. For more information email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Special Thanksgiving Pierogi Sale Pick Up

Christ the Savior Church,
349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake

11 – 11:30 a.m. | A special pre-frozen pierogi sale. We will have only potato/cheese and sauerkraut (very limited) pierogi. All pierogi orders are $10/dozen because of this occasion. Please call 518-363-0001. Pick up will be from 11 - 11:30 a.m. that day.

Genealogy and Local History

Town of Saratoga Town Hall,
12 Spring St. in Schuylerville

1 p.m. | “At the Crossroads of Faith and Community.” Michael Diana, Historian and Director of Education for the Schenectady County Historical Society will present the program. For many Americans, religion is a critical part of their identity. Schenectady (and Saratoga County) are home to a remarkable variety of religious traditions. Michael looks at these faiths through a social lens, focusing on the human interactions that sustain them and while these many faiths might appear different on the surface, he will show their overarching similarities. The public is welcome. For info call 518-885-9309. 

Fiber Arts Meet-Up

Ballston Spa Public Library,
21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa

1 p.m. | Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers unite! Inviting all crafters of all skill levels to attend the first Fiber Arts Meet-Up. This free group is a good chance to meet people with similar interests for ideas, brainstorming, help or just fellowship. Light refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public. For further information please call 518-885-5022 or visit 

The Nightmarket Before XMAS ?

30 – 38 Beekman Street, Saratoga Springs | 2 – 6 p.m.
An outdoor evening market with a Tim Burton vibe. Thirteen vendors will be set up selling a variety of handmade goods including oddities, ceramics, paintings, jewelry, accessories, hand knitted items, baked goods and more. For more information contact Jessica at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Sounds in Winter Concert ?

Brookside Museum,
Long Room, 21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa | 3 p.m. As part of the Sounds in Winter concert series, the James Street String Quartet will be. The performance will be approximately one hour long and feature the following pieces: Merton Townhall (Pride and Prejudice)  -  Henry Purcell, Lullaby  -  George Gershwin, Juba, from String Quartet No. 2  -  Florence Price, String Quartet Op. 1, No. 6  -  Chevalier de Saint-Georges, String Quartet Op. 59, No. 3  -  Ludwig van Beethoven The concert is free and open to the public. Please register at

Chicken Parm Dinner

Ballston Spa Elks, 10 Hamilton St., Ballston Spa | 4 - 6:30 pm. Menu includes Chicken Parm, pasta, salad, Italian bread, and delicious dessert. The cost is two for $30 or $17 each (cash only). Preorders strongly encouraged. To order, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-885-1149. Limited quantities available at the door. All are welcome.

Saratoga Comic Con ?

Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs | Tickets are on sale now. Saratoga Comic Con is the largest Comic Con in upstate New York. The two-day event will feature over 200 vendor and artist tables from all over the world, celebrities, guest artists, gaming, Super Smash Bros. tournaments, cosplay contests, panels, events, tattooing, bouncy house, and other pop culture fun. For details, visit 

Clayfest ?

Saratoga Clay Arts Center’s Schacht Gallery, 167 Hayes Road, Schuylerville | 5 – 7 p.m. 

CLAYFEST, a national invitational exhibition celebrating the holiday season with a compilation of incredible functional pots and decorative works by twenty-one established clay artists from across the country. The exhibition runs through December 30. The work will also open online in our SHOP at 5 p.m. on November 18. The Schacht Gallery is open Monday - Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and by appointment. We are located at Details for the exhibition can be found online at or call 518-581-2529 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Sunday, November 19

Nutcracker Tea ?

Canfield Casino, Congress Park, Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Presented by Saratoga Springs Youth Ballet, a whimsical event with tea, delicious treats, dancing, and holiday fun. Delight in a live performance from the Nutcracker Suite along with a reading of the Nutcracker Story. Children and families will enjoy holiday shopping from local vendors, and silent auctions. Don’t forget to take your photo with Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy! Tickets are on sale now at For additional information, visit:

Saratoga County History Center Annual Meeting

Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Ave, Ballston Spa

2 p.m. | Featuring Guest Speaker, Amy Godine

Following treasurer’s and president’s reports, the Nominating Committee will present candidates for trustee posts and the outgoing president will explain the proposed budget for 2024. Following the business meeting, Amy Godine of Saratoga Springs will speak about her new book, The Black Woods: Pursuing Racial Justice on the Adirondack Frontier, scheduled for release by Syracuse University Press the preceding week. The book will be available for purchase that evening in the museum shop. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, so reserve your place by registering at

The Town of Greenfield Historical Society Meeting

25 Wilton Rd, Greenfield Center | 7 p.m. “An Evening with Elizabeth Conant” as she takes us down a sentimental journey as a musician, teacher, and writer living in Greenfield. She’ll share memories of her father Robert Conant’s world-famous Festival of Baroque Music, the journey of the Hill House Studio, and the transformation from young mother to empty nester navigating through emotional ups and downs we all face when taking a nostalgic look back. If you know Elizabeth, you’ll want to come and travel down memory lane via photo albums and stories. All are welcome to attend.

Film Discussion: Resistance

Zoom Program | 7 p.m. Sponsored by Temple Sinai of Saratoga Springs, a discussion of the film Resistance, a 2020 film written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, an Argentinian writer and director of Polish Jewish descent. Those who know about Marcel Marceau as one of the world’s most famous mimes, might not know about his involvement in the French Resistance that saved thousands of Jewish orphans. The son of a kosher Jewish butcher, who discourages his son’s artistic dreams, Marcel matures from a self-involved brat into a courageous rebel who protects the orphaned children by using his talents for something more important that his own career ambitions. Registration is required for Resistance, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for registration.; 

Monday, November 20

The Thymly Herb Garden Group Monthly Meeting 

4-H Training Center, 556 Middleline Rd, Ballston Spa

9:45 a.m. - Noon | There will be a short herb of the month presentation by a member. Next, our guest presenter will be Laurie Freeman who will demonstrate chair yoga for gardeners. Members and guests are asked to participate if they would like. Following the presentation there will be light refreshments and a meeting. The dues for the year to join the Thymly Herb Group are $20. First time attendance is free.  New members are always welcome. Please RSVP with questions or let us know you will be joining us. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

If the Ballston Spa School District has a delay or closes that day, then we will not meet. 

Saratoga Parkinson’s Support Group

Saratoga Senior Center,
290 West Ave., Saratoga Springs

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | This will be an open discussion meeting. Please come and socialize with others who have Parkinson’s and your caregivers. Contact Marie Thorne with any questions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Tuesday, November 21

No Scheduled Events

Wednesday, November 22

Dinner Take Out

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club,
1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs

4:30 – 6 p.m. | Take out only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order. 518-584-2585. Menu: Cost: $15 per dinner. (Cash only). 

Thursday, November 23

22nd Annual Christopher Dailey 5K Saratoga Turkey Trot ?

Broadway, Saratoga Springs

8:30 a.m. | The Christopher Dailey Foundation will host their 22nd Annual Christopher Dailey 5K Saratoga Turkey Trot. Signups are now open. All proceeds from the event will support the Christopher Dailey Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting youth needs in the Saratoga community since 2002. For instructions on how to register online, in person, or by mail, you can visit our website, You can connect with the Foundation by calling us at 518-879-8305 or by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Upcoming Events

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference

November is National Family Caregivers Month and to honor the superheroes who provide unpaid care day in and day out to a loved one with dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York is hosting a free Caregiver Conference on Tuesday, November 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga Springs. There will be presentations and discussions with local experts on topics of interest to caregivers. Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions and connect with other caregivers in our community. For more information and to register, visit or call 518-675-7214.

Lancaster Pennsylvania Bus Trip

The Olde Saratoga Seniors of Schuylerville is hosting a bus trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania on November 29 - December 1, 2023; 3 days, 2 nights for a total cost of $499 which includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts, two dinners, two Xmas shows and travel. For more information, please contact Peg Jennings at 518-275-5805 or Pat Temple at 518-338-2329.

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